Two New Staff Boost Think Twice Team in Los Angeles

Think Twice welcomed two new additions to our team recently.  Both project coordinator Diana Riglet and designer Jim Keener will be based in our Los Angeles office.  In addition to her background in photo-advertising/graphics, Diana also brings to the team many years as a litigation paralegal at some of LA’s premier law firms.  Jim’s experience as an information designer is extensive, and even includes previous employment at a major law firm as an in-house graphics artist on antitrust, intellectual property and other cases.  For more information about the Think Twice team, CLICK HERE.

Think Twice Staff on Thin Ice for the Holidays

Celebrating the holidays at Think Twice is always an inspired and eclectic experience. Each year, our talented creative team designs a unique Think Twice holiday card to send to all our clients and friends throughout the country. In case you missed it, CLICK HERE to see our 2005 Holiday Card.

The holidays are also a great excuse for us to bring the entire Think Twice team together to celebrate, play, share, and of course exchange great gifts. This year, for the first time, we also had the pleasure of bringing our new Los Angeles team to San Francisco for the festivities, which included an afternoon at the ice skating rink and an evening at Thirsty Bear Brewing Company. To see your favorite Think Twice staff in action, CLICK HERE.

Wal-Mart Employees Victorious,
Think Twice Provides Trial Support

After a three-month trial in Alameda County, California, a jury found that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. illegally prevented thousands of its workers from taking meal breaks.  The jury in Savaglio v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. awarded $57.3 million in compensatory damages and $115 million in punitive damages to a class of about 116,000 employees.

The successful plaintiff class was represented by Frederick Furth, Jessica Grant, and a number of other attorneys at The Furth Firm, a nationally recognized class action law firm based in San Francisco.  The verdict is the largest ever in a meal-break class action in California.  “I’d say that’s pretty huge,” Mr. Furth said.  “We’re very pleased with the result.”

Think Twice provided on-going visual consultation, demonstrative exhibit production and video editing services to the Furth attorneys beginning more than two months before trial, and continuing throughout.  Persuasive graphics included illustrations of Wal-Mart’s labor cost policies, timekeeping system, audit history, pay records, understaffing, knowledge of meal period violations, and damages. Think Twice also performed extensive editing and preparation of numerous video depositions, particularly of senior Wal-Mart executives.

Aside from an expected appeal by Wal-Mart, further proceedings are scheduled in Alameda County.  Furth attorneys are pursuing additional claims by employees, to be heard by the judge without a jury, that Wal-Mart managers deliberately altered time-cards to prevent workers from earning overtime pay.

Think Twice Completes Third Major Synopsys Project

Working with attorneys at Dechert LLP, Think Twice recently completed its third integrated technology tutorial and claims construction presentation for Synopsys Inc. Developed for a Markman hearing in Synopsys Inc. v. Magma Automated Design Inc., this unique Think Twice presentation is designed to provide an easy, non-linear, menu-driven navigation both for the presenter to utilize during the hearing, and for the judge and court clerk to view on their own after the hearing. Earlier projects included Synopsys Inc. v. Nassda, also for Dechert, and Synopsys Inc. v. Ricoh, for attorneys at Howrey LLP.

Think Twice Opens Los Angeles Office

After nearly 10 years of successfully serving clients nationwide from its single location in San Francisco, Think Twice has added a second location in Los Angeles. Conveniently located in downtown LA, we're just minutes away from the Southern California offices of most major law firms. Think Twice founder and executive producer John Whitney is personally spear-heading our expansion into the Southland, where we already support many prominent trial attorneys and jury consultants.

Think Twice Supports Quinn Emanuel in Big Patent Victory

After one of the longest civil trials in the history of the federal district court of Massachusetts, a jury awarded $128 million to Freedom Wireless Inc., for infringement of its patents. Freedom Wireless was represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP, and supported by Think Twice with over a thousand trial graphics. The defendants included Boston Communications Group Inc., Cingular Wireless Inc., AT&T Wireless Inc., and other wireless telephone carriers. The jury's verdict came after more than five years of very contentious litigation, during which Think Twice provided extensive still and motion graphics at various stages, including a preliminary injunction motion, a summary judgment hearing, and a four-month trial.

Think Twice Develops Unique Markman Presentation

Our unique visual presentation format for the Markman hearing, which can be expanded to accommodate a technology tutorial, is designed to be highly comprehensive yet visually efficient. Completely interactive, our Markman presentation format:

  • Provides an easy, non-linear, menu-driven navigation both for the presenter to utilize during the hearing, and for the judge and court clerk to view on their own after the hearing
  • Organizes extensive content in logical order to describe the invention, key elements of the patent, prior art, prosecution history, and claim terms
  • Links all terms to a complete reference database of intrinsic and extrinsic evidence
  • Eliminates the need for specialized presentation software and courtroom technicians

Our Markman interactive presentation has been utilized effectively by attorneys and experts in hearings in six major cases in the past ten months.

Download our Markman Hearing information sheet PDF

Think Twice Works With Farella Braun + Martel on Historic Building Commemoration

Completed in 1905 (and surviving the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Building in San Francisco is an architectural masterpiece without peer in the western United States. A centennial celebration of this structure, now on the National Register of Historic Places, was held on January 31. Working pro bono with attorneys at Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Think Twice designed and produced programs and related materials for this huge event. While our primary services are for litigation, Think Twice frequently provides non-litigation marketing, design and production services for law firms, trial consultants and corporations.

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"Your team's ability to tackle both the horrific time constraints and the intricacy of the case was tremendous. You moved in concert with both client and legal counsel, with wisdom and grace under incredible pressure."
Belinda Savage
PENSCO, Inc. San Francisco